Labor Market Information

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Employment Conditions Snapshot

This page provides a quick glimpse of the Hillsborough County and Tampa Bay area employment conditions.

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Current Market Information

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted) - October 2016 (most recent available)
United States: 4.7%
Florida: 4.9%
Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater MSA: 4.7%
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): 4.6%

In October 2016, the metro area had the highest annual job growth compared to all the metro areas in the state in professional and business services (+10,200 jobs).

The Tampa‐St. Petersburg‐Clearwater MSA had the second highest annual job growth compared to all the metro areas in the state in education and health services (+6,900 jobs); leisure and hospitality (+5,400 jobs); and mining, logging, and construction (+4,800 jobs) in October 2016.

Average Annual Wage - 2015 (most recent available)

Florida: $46,239
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): $50,078

Click here for a detailed report on industries showing growth or declines in jobs, population totals and other information specific to Hillsborough County.